Belly warmer

Hello everyone, when I run in the cold and especially when I run long I get a very very cold belly and it gets numb. I know that I have bad circulation this area so I am wondering if there is such thing as a belly warmer? I know it sounds strange but surely I am not the only person that has this?

Perhaps someone knows how to create a make shift belly warmer?

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  • wear a longer top, prevents draughts getting in.

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    There's always under armour 'coldgear' I find it works very well, or find a top that is wind resistant - expensive but I have a RAB top.
  • The longth is sufficient because I have bought tops that are long. Its the coldness hitting the top that is the issue.

    I guess there is no such product?

  • I guess the belly of a vest idea might work but the mince pie idea could be a problem as I am no slim jim as it is LOL
  • I find tucking my t-shirt into my trousers helps keep my belly warm, so much so that I normally end up untucking it again!
  • JT141JT141 ✭✭✭
    A sleeveless base layer can help. I get cold stomach as well. I used to get stomach ache post run. I was told that digestion is slowed right down on a long run as your body concentrates on fueling the muscles and "turns down" non-essentials. Hence a cold tum. I've often wondered if the runners high is something similar, a slight reduction in oxygen to the brain to satisfy the muscles. Hmm. Anyway, you could always try sticking a hot water bottle up your jumper.
  • What about one of those heat patches normally sold to ease sore muscles? 
  • I always wear a lonsleeved thermal with a sleeveless vest over it and either a jacket or gilet on top - if you get really hot everywhere else when you're running try a wind resistant gilet.
  • Sunluvva wrote (see)
    I always wear a lonsleeved thermal with a sleeveless vest over it and either a jacket or gilet on top - if you get really hot everywhere else when you're running try a wind resistant gilet.


    I'd second wind-resistant clothing when you want to keep warm - makes a huge difference and can weigh next to nothing (Montane Featherlite) so can easily be carried when not in use.

    Failing that - a cummerbund? image

  • I think with all of the ideas here I have got plenty of potential solutions. Thanks all image
  • I love that drawing!!!

    I'm using a sleeveless under armour base layer and long sleeve shirt at the moment and still feeling really comfortable on runs.

    Then again, I do eat a fair few pies and have some of that lard stuff so I may not need the base layer afterall image
  • gingerbread mouse: Thanks for a laugh.
  • Love the pics mouse image although eating more pies will keep you warm inside but the outside will be colder as less heat will be getting through the insulation layer. That means that Mark's problem will be worse.
  • This thread made me smile. I've always wanted a tummy scarf, and it looks like Mouse might be the person to knit me one image
  • There are belly warmers! They wear them in Japan and they can be found here in the UK - they are called haramaki - you can get stretchy cotton ones here www.nukunuku.co.uk - tuck them in your pants to 'anchor' them!
  • Nice one Gingerbread image

    There really are belly warmers! When will sports direct do wicking ones?

  • Poundland do waist supports which make you blooming warm, might be what your looking for, even says on the packet 'effective warming support'... at least at a quid its worth a go

    http://www.poundland.co.uk/product-range/a-z/trx-sportzgear-waist-support/
  • Stay Indoors!! I do strength training with weights at this time of year.

    If you must go outside buy some thermal base layers

     

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